Chelsey Minnis Poemland

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A fearless and uproarious litany of contentions and revelations on poetry and the poetic mind, continuing the charge against the sacred in contemporary poetry. Poemland alternates brilliantly between the deadpan, the spectacular, and the outrageous.

If you open your mouth to start to complain I will fill it with whipped cream . . .

There is a floating sadness nearby . . .

Chelsey Minnis is the author of three previous collections. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she currently lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Chelsey Minnis was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in Denver, Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Iowa Writer's workshop. She is the author of Zirconia (Fence, 2001), Foxina (Seeing Eye Books, 2002) and Bad Bad (Fence, 2007). She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Some people know how to write but they have no/ taste, Minnis states toward the end of her fourth poetry collection, a book-length sequence tackling the sticky subject of poetry: the act of writing it and the meaning of being a poet. In a flurry of ideas, and with her typically sparse and open-ended lines, Minnis (Bad Bad) approaches her subject from a dizzying array of angles: ironic, celebratory, mournful, panicked and often funny. In a poem, writes Minnis, You have to make a charitable sentiment... // But I like it without any of that fluff... // I like it to be very obscenely old-fashioned like an old/ fashioned stripper. Addressing her readers directly, Minnis mixes the postmodern with the nearly archaic: her exclamatory lines contain an almost troubadourlike quality in their exuberance for announcing their thoughts: I like to live a hard life but I know I shouldn't do it... // I should live an easy life or I am a fool! Minnis isn't for everyone, likely too edgy for the more traditional reader and too personal for a more progressive crowd. However, most find this a careful and entertaining read that manages to be exhaustive, yet never exhausting. (Apr.)
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